- Top 10 Most Scenic Drives for American Truckers
A trucker’s job is not easy. Carrying freight load from point A to B. Playing the role of a mechanic. Riding through bad weather even when tired. Too much?
There are some perks to being a trucker too. You get to see the most stunning and breathtaking views. Got enough fuel and distance under your belt? Here are some iconic scenic beauties that will keep you in good stead in your truck journey. Stroll through.
1. California Coastline (U.S. Route 101 and California SR 1)
One of the most well-known and well-seen (Of course in the movies!) drives has to be the California Coastline. The Pacific Coast Highway with its elevated roads gives the most amazing views. Not to forget the Carmel Highlands. Combine that with The Big Sur and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Now you will have a lot to explore along this route to complete your surreal experience.
2. Seward Highway, Alaska
Alaska Route 9 (AK-9) for the first 37 miles (60 km) from Seward to the Sterling Highway. And AK-1 for the remaining distance to Anchorage.
The Seward Highway will remind you of the American roads in movies. Look through the window on your route from Anchorage to Seward. Here you get to see the beautiful Mountains and countryside animals and beaches. You deserve a beach-please! view after all that long trip. The two-and-a-half-hour drive seems a bit long but trust us the ride or the views make you feel otherwise.
3. San Juan (U.S. Highway 160, State Highway 145)
Wanna have a feel of America’s natural beauty? Then San Juan Skyway is the route to explore. Get a chance to see the National Forest (State Highway 145) and the landscapes & the Mountains to top with it.
Enjoy the green fir trees under the clear skies of summer. Cold winters make it look even more dreamy with its snow-caps. Take your own time as you pass through little mountain towns.
4. West Virginia Landscapes (US route 48, I-64)
Drive on I-64 in West Virginia gives you that roller coaster feeling. The lush greens and the snow-capped mountain whites keep you at your witty best.
Drive alongside the valleys and experience a deja vu you of a certain visit to an art center. An art center with the most bewildering valley paintings.
5. Utah-Colorado Stretch (I-70, I-90, US route 16A)
Take on the I-70 into Utah and then into Colorado. You will find the most majestic and breathtaking rock formations. Reminisce the visuals of the cowboys on their horses from the 90s.
The high desert areas keep you glued to your screens at times.
Summer months are the best times to go for drives along this route.
From I-90 in South Dakota drive towards the famous Black Hills (US route 16A). Catch glimpses of the green landscapes. Summertime!
6. Overseas Highway, Florida (U.S. Route 1)
This 113-miles long stretch takes you through the flora and fauna. You get to cover coral reefs, tropical islands, and the savanna lands. Get the feel of riding a boat. Pass through many islands and in turn the bridges. With water right below it, get that boat floating feeling. Drive through to the southernmost point. The Ernest Hemingway Museum and the descendants of his six-toed cats await you.
7. Olympic National Park Highway 101, Washington (Highway 101)
Dive through highway 101 alongside the Olympic National Park. Stroll through the magnificent stretch of beautiful road circles around it. The sparkling waters of the Hood Canal, snow-capped peaks form a blanket on the green forests. The seaside shores of Lake crescent and the Pacific Ocean top everything.
8. Red Rock byway & highway 163 in Arizona (Highway 163)
7.5-mile-long byway. Might seem like a short trip but this can turn out to be the drive of your life. The red rock formations are breathtaking!
Ever wanted to live that American west life? Well, a trucker’s life is no more or less. Drive through the 64-mile route of Highway 163 from Kayenta, Arizona to near Bluff, Utah.
Find your vibe. The incredible Monument valley with its rocky outcroppings will astound you!
9. State Route 197 in Georgia
Georgia overdrive! Not that we want you to run out of fuel. Keep your speed in check with this byway featuring some twists and turns.
Another reason? In this 30-mile stretch of road in the Appalachian foothills that extends from Clarksville in the south up toward the Lookout Mountain Highway (Scenic Highway 76), you get to enjoy the beauty of lakes and hills. Enjoy the beautiful and crystal clear looking waterfalls in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.
10. U.S. Route 1
Are too many country roads tiring you out? This particular route is sure to have heavy- traffic. But that is an opportunity for you to take your own sweet time to catch glimpses of the city-side. Feel the bustles staring at magnificent buildings. Pass through Miami, Boston, Washington DC, New Hampshire, etc. while passing through New York City.
Enjoyed reading through? Remember, not everyone gets this privilege of being a professional wanderlust and this is what a trucker deserves with all the high-end driving and tiresome hours. All you need is mother nature to brighten up that mood and help you sing songs as you drive along.
Before you pack your bags for your truck journey, do not forget to pay your HUVT tax online to not invite any disruption on the roads. Try eform2290.com, there couldn’t be any better tax filing form to help serve you better! Bon, voyage!